Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 23 Apr 2018

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The Marcus Scriven profile: Peter Taylor 1954-2015

  • Marcus Scriven 12 January 2016
  • Deer park, chapel, cloister, tower: Magdalen College, Oxford, was, in November 1972, contriving its usual impression of timeless serenity.

    The interview, by contrast, proceeded briskly: on one side sat two dons, one of them a chemist "of international standing"; on the other, a candidate for admission, a youth of 6'4", his concentration intense, his expression projecting "transparently reluctant deference".

    At Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, the brevity of the interview - just seven minutes - caused some anxiety; it was,...

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